Tuesday, April 29, 2008



It doesn't feel very May like when I step out-doors and the forecast is for chilly weather and rain. But, hey, it is Minnesota and we know that next week we will rush right into summer. And to get you ready for that day, I am offering a couple of cooking classes that you are going to want to take. So click on the appropriate link at the right of this post and contact the school where I will be teaching and sign up for a bit of summer.

On May 7, 2008, I will be down in Eagan, District 196, cooking up "Dinner al Fresco." This is a great menu for the summer months with several courses. Enjoy a bruschetta with tomatoes, basil and cheese, chicken breast stuffed with ricotta and spinach, pasta with pesto sauce stuffed into a tomato half and for dessert a delicious jam tart. Registration ends in a few days, so pick up the phone and make a reservation or register on line. www.distrcit196.org/ce or 651-423-7920.

It's swimsuit season and I have the class for you! Want to loose a few pounds before you actually go out in public wearing that skimpy little thing? Then, Italian Women Stay Slim is the class for you. This class is being offered at Kitchen Party in Blaine on May 14. Contact them at www.kitchenpartystore.com or at 763-780-0485.

If Blaine is too far to drive, then you can take the same class at Edina Public Schools on May 19. Contact them at www.edina.k12.mn.us/community or phone them at952-848-3953.

The menu for Italian Women Stay Slim includes Tuscan bean salad, Italian stracciatella soup, Balsamic glazed chicken breasts, surprise mashed potatoes and vanilla cream with chocolate dipped strawberries.

Hopefully one of these classes will appeal to you and I will see you there, check back frequently for more up-coming classes. And if you are looking for something special to make for Cinco di Mayo, check back later in the week.

Happy spring!!!!

Buon appetito,

Carmela Tursi Hobbins

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